Children's Classics Box Set (The Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Lassie Come-Home, Black Beauty & The Secret Garden)
This special pack contains: The original and unabridged story of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in a stunning modern new edition illustrated by Ella Okstad. An extra-material section with activities will help young readers to discover this new world. Alice in Wonderland - published to coincide with 150th anniversary - includes John Tenniel's iconic drawings, the sequel Through the Looking Glass and a facsimile of Alice's Adventure's Under Ground, the early manuscript version of the novel illustrated by Lewis Carroll himself. Peter Pan: in addition to the famous 1911 novel Peter and Wendy, which tells the familiar adventures of Peter Pan in Neverland, this volume contains the celebrated stage version on which Peter and Wendy is based, as well as Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. The volume is also dotted with spot vignettes from the celebrated artist, Joel Stewart. Based on the author's own childhood memories and filled with adventure and suspense, Lassie Come-Home - Eric Knight's best-loved novel and a huge best-seller, famously adapted into a 1943 Hollywood movie - is a timeless classic and one of the greatest dog stories ever written. This edition is elevated by Gary Blythe's stunningly emotive pencil drawings. After a wonderful early life as a young colt, one day Black Beauty is sold on to new owners, and a new chapter opens in his life, full of uncertainty, hardship and cruelty. Will he ever make it back home, or reconnect with the people and horses that cared about him? Paul Howard paints every stage of Black Beauty's journey in a beautiful, compelling line. A powerful tale of regeneration and personal transformation, The Secret Garden - here presented with beautiful line drawings from Peter Bailey - has become one of the most popular children's classics, and has continued to delight generations of young readers.